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Applied Linguistics News

Inaugural lecture in the annual Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series in Translation Studies

Posted Mar. 3, 2011

Inaugural Lecture

by Gregory M. Shreve

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The IAL is pleased to present the inaugural lecture in the annual Gregory M. Shreve Lecture Series in Translation Studies, instituted in honor of the IAL's founding director. The series is made possible through the generosity of alumni, IAL faculty members, and friends of the IAL.

"The Discourses of Translation"—Translation scholars and practitioners are united in their appreciation for the act of translation as an object of discursive interest, but are less united with respect to the meanings they ascribe to translation. Since conversations within the translation community of discourse arise from the vantage point of a particular discursive position or site, the discourse of translation is a reflection of a unique translational topography.

Dr. Gregory Shreve is Professor emeritus of Translation Studies and founder of the Institute of Applied Linguistics at Kent State University. He has published widely on issues of cognition and translation and is co-author with Albrecht Neubert of Translation as Text.